The Importance of Water Heater Maintenance

The licensed plumbers from Super Plumbers are water heater installation and repair experts. We handle all kinds of water heaters including electric and hybrid systems.

Today, we want to talk to you about why routine maintenance is important. The picture to the left is of a water heater that has experienced significant damage after accumulating a substantial amount of sediment during regular use.

This is only one of many issues that can occur with your water heater that may require our water heater services. However, you can often avoid the need to call a professional plumber by completing routine maintenance checks and tune-ups.

Below, you will find some helpful tips for maintaining the water heater that can help you save big on expensive emergency repairs.

Like other household appliances, there is a variety of quick and easy steps that you can take to ensure that your water heater stays running efficiently for a long time. Some of these maintenance practices should be performed repeatedly while others only need to be completed once.

We recommend that you insulate your water heater to improve its efficiency. In fact, insulating an older water heater has been shown to reduce heat loss by up to 45%. The Environmental Protection Agency even recommends purchasing prefabricated insulation for superior energy savings.

Of course, we also urge all of our customers to flush their water heater at least once a year. If you are not sure how to flush your tank, please contact one of our professionals or you could end up with a mess just like in the picture above.

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